Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
62.3 percent (2017)

67.7 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

62.3 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes had an eye exam within the past 12 months in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Increase the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes who have an annual eye exam

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Diabetic retinopathy, a type of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in working-age adults in the United States. But many people with diabetes, especially in minority populations, don’t get yearly eye exams. Regular eye exams can help prevent vision loss by finding diabetic retinopathy early, when it’s usually easier to treat.

Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup